For over 20 years, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service has encouraged individuals to volunteer their time to improve their communities. As we look ahead to 2017, that spirit of community service can be as a rallying point to heal our differences through a common cause as giving back and strengthening the places where we live, work and play is something we all can agree on.
There is a reason why the holiday season is a favorite time for many. Kids get off school for a few weeks to enjoy the cooler weather (and maybe a little bit of snow); families get to come together to celebrate the special time of year, along with some delicious holiday feasts; and more than ever, it is one time during the year that we truly get to sit down, relax and get in some quality time with our own family.
Every year around the holiday season, people begin thinking up all of the different New Year's resolutions that they want to make for themselves going in to the new year. Some are personal, such as starting a new hobby or traveling more often, while others are work or business related. However, each and every year, some of the most popular New Year's resolutions by far are the ones that pertain to our health and fitness.
When it comes to the holidays, it seems that the entire month of festivities, parties and events seem to surround themselves around winter treats and eats. And while the food is definitely one of the best parts of the holiday season, it always seems to leave us all struggling to fit into our trousers come mid-January.